Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Malaysia Says Missing Jet Crashed In Indian Ocean

A missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 airliner has most certainly crashed in the southern part of the Indian Ocean, the airline said Monday.

In a text message to families of those on board the airline said all passengers and crew were presumed dead. The message was widely reposted online to social media.

The plane, carrying 239 people, including one Russian, lost contact with air traffic controllers under mysterious circumstances on March 8. At least 26 nations took part in the massive hunt for the missing aircraft.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed the crash, citing the latest satellite data obtained from British satellite company Inmarsat and Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

Inmarsat had previously identified two areas — dubbed the north and south corridor — where the plane could have flown unnoticed after its onboard transponder was switched off.

"Based on their new analysis, [they] have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor and its last position was in the Indian Ocean, west of Perth [in Australia]," Razak said in a statement.

"This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean," he continued.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more